Resources

This font holds both masculine and feminine endings of Hebrew!

"The various vowel points have a potent relationship to particular sephirot.  The segol relates to chesed, unconditional love.  Rabbi Aaron Raskin, who writes on the spiritual powers of Hebrew letters, also sees the 3 dots as a sign in itself and states that just as the segol is made up of three points, the people of Israel are composed of Kohanim, Levites, and Israelites."  So this vowel is a symbol of unification, which is so fitting in creating non-binary language."

Using a Segol to Create Non-Binary Pronouns in Hebrew

by Gabrielle Pescador, ALEPH

If you want to see out a non-gendered ketubah, check out this amazing one from Rabbi Jonah Rank & Dr. Raysh Weiss!

Here is a non-gendered prayer for those in need of healing from Rabbi Jonah Rank

If you want to spread the word, share this infographic!

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Infographic about the Nonbinary Hebrew Project

"I'm queer and Jewish, but I have felt a little disconnected from my roots in recent years because I haven't found any community or group for me to be a part of. What are some good resources for me to look into that will fulfill my needs?"

 

People

 

Queer Jewish Organizations (ie that’s their purporse)

Keshet https://www.keshetonline.org/ and https://www.keshetonline.org/resources-and-events/equality-directory/ 

Eshel https://www.eshelonline.org/ 

Jqy https://www.jqyouth.org/ 

Sojourn: Southern Jewish Resource Network https://sojourngsd.org/ 

Laviot UK https://www.laviot.org/

JQ International  https://jqinternational.org/ 

Sephardic Mizrachi Q Network https://www.facebook.com/pg/smqnetwork/ and https://www.instagram.com/smqnetwork/ 

A longer list of orgs: https://www.jqyouth.org/lgbtq-jewish-orgs/ 


 

Podcasts

 

Synagogues

 

Other Jewish communities/organizations that are queer

 

Facebook groups like Deassimilation Education, Sounds Frum and Queer and that’s Geshmak, sounds like a toevah but OK, and more

www.TransTorah.org  and folks who made it, like Rabbi elliot kukla, Emily aviva kapor mater, Reuben zellman

Queer Jews of Color Resource List https://www.keshetonline.org/resources/queer-jews-of-color-resource-list/ 


 

More Books and Authors

“Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition” by Rabbi Steven Greenberg https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/2576.htm

“Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries” https://nyupress.org/9780814720127/torah-queeries/ 

Kate Bornstein http://katebornstein.com/ 

S Bear Bergman http://askingbear.com/ 

Shira glassman https://gumroad.com/shiraglassman 

“Friday the Rabbi Wore Lace : Jewish Lesbian Erotica” https://www.bookdepository.com/Friday-Rabbi-Wore-Black-Lace/9781573440417 

“Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires” https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/198595/keep-your-wives-away-from-them-by-edited-by-miryam-kabakov/ 

“Stone Butch Blues” & “drag king dreams” by les Feinberg https://www.lesliefeinberg.net/ 

“Becoming Eve” Abby Stein https://www.sealpress.com/titles/abby-stein/becoming-eve/9781580059176/ 

“Soul of the Stranger” & “Through the Door of Life” & many books of poetry by Joy Ladin https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/S/bo43635881.html 

“Balancing on the Mechitza” Noach Dzmura https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/44439/balancing-on-the-mechitza-by-edited-by-noach-dzmura/ 

“A Rainbow Thread” Noam Sienna https://shabb.es/a-rainbow-thread.html/ 

 

Films

Tahara, Disobedience, Shiva Baby, The Birdcage, and Circus of Books

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiewire.com/2020/02/minyan-review-ron-rifkin-gay-jewish-drama-1202212754/amp/

 

Ritual items

https://www.narrowbridgecandles.org/

https://kolatzmotai.wordpress.com/